The Kansas City Royals today announced that infielder/outfielder Elliot Johnson was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays as the player to be named in the December 9, 2012 trade that also sent right-handed pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has acquired minor league left-handed pitcher Luis Santos and right-hander Luis Rico from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson. Santos and Rico have been assigned to the Surprise Royals.
The Kansas City Royals today announced several 40-man Major League roster moves. Following the moves, the Royals now have 40 players on the club’s 40-man roster.
The Kansas City Royals selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tommy Hottovy from Triple-A Omaha today and optioned right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress to Omaha.
The Kansas City Royals today announced the club has reached an agreement on a multi-year contract with shortstop Alcides Escobar.